Imagining the Power of a Nature Inspired home
The power of a nature inspired home offers you so much more than you could ever imagine and to achieve it is also so much easier than you may think. To help you think about this in a different way and to bring the power of a nature inspired home into your interior styling, I’ve put together a few ideas. So do continue reading and allow your mind to be opened to a host of possibilities.
First of all, why is it a good thing to bring the power of nature into your home. Well it’s simple really, nature has a really wonderful way of making you feel grounded. It has the ability to create a peaceful and calming atmosphere, which will benefit you in mind, body and soul. It also doesn’t matter whether you live in the middle of the countryside, or somewhere a little more urban, the same principle applies. Going out into nature is like therapy, it revives and restores. so bringing this power of nature into your home is like nothing else and your home will thank you for it too.
The Perfect Nature Inspired Home
Although there are many ways you can bring the beauty of nature into your home, here are just a few of my favourites. Of which any, will soon have you feeling calm, relaxed and ready to face the world. It doesn’t have to be elaborate, or excessively costly, in fact, it’s the little changes that will make all the difference. So how do you go about making these changes to your interiors, keep reading and all will become clear.
Using Natural Textures and Materials to Create the perfect Nature Inspired Home
Immersing yourself in nature is something you do without really thinking about it. Are you drawn to a garden full of flowers, or love to stand in the snow as the flakes fall softly onto your face. If you answer yes to both of these, then I’m certain you’ll benefit from bringing the beauty of nature into your home.
Natural textures and materials are not only beautiful, they are also very much on trend. So bringing them into your home will not only create a peaceful atmosphere, it will also give your interior space a stylish look too. Decorating using materials such as rattan, wicker, wood, cork, stone or leather can add interest in many different ways. Plus, they are also good for the environment too, due to the limited amount of processing required to produce them. So you are also creating an ethically produced interior too, an important factor in today’s world.
If you are new to introducing natural materials, it may be a good idea to start with a few small changes first by adding items such as shells, or dried wild flowers. This can really lift the feel of a bedroom, or bathroom, with their soft warm tones and tactile textures. Also you can utilise natural light by keeping your windows free from heavy drapes. Blinds in a natural material, voiles, or even white painted shutters, will all allow natural light to flood into your room; adding that feelgood factor.
Natural materials can be used in any room of your house, think wooden floors, or an exposed natural stone wall. Both beautiful and amazing for either a bedroom, or kitchen; or any other room for that matter. The warmth these textures add is peaceful and relaxing and teamed with a bright splash of colour from a soft woollen throw, will create a comfortable, yet stylish interior. Perfect for creating that nature inspired home feel.
Adding Indoor Plants to add Colour, Texture and Shape
Another very popular trend is that of adding interior plants into your home interior design. Formerly, plants were a little underused within our interior decor, maybe there would be a single plant strategically placed on a windowsill, or shelf. Often forgotten, or left to become rather overgrown. Thankfully, that is now a thing of the past, as plants have become a firm favourite within current interior trends. They are no longer pushed into the background in place of a piece of artwork, as they now take centre stage.
Using plants within a room adds a softness that produces feelings of peacefulness and calm. Much the same as when you are outside in nature, running your fingers through the leaves of a tree, or feeling the grass under bare feet. The feelings are grounding, being one with nature. When you add plants in a mindful way, you are adding organic textures and shapes that will be ever changing. Plus the joy of caring for them is very meaningful too. Watering, pruning and re-potting are all very important to keeping them healthy. So once you decide your interior space is crying out for some indoor plants, how do you achieve the look.
There are many different types of plants, as I am sure you can imagine, but which plants are best for where. Just the same as you would choose a position in your garden for a specific plant (does it thrive in a shady spot etc.), the same can be said of your indoor plants too. Particularly places of high humidity, such as bathrooms and kitchens, would need specific plants in order for them to thrive. Palms and succulents do very well in these spaces. Other plants, such as Orchids, prefer not to be in direct sunlight, preferring a more shady spot in your room. These are all considerations when choosing and positioning your plants, in order for them to thrive. My top tip, however, if you have an empty space, fill it with a suitable plant!
Be inspired by adding accents of floral design throughout your interior
Using floral design and other natural accents, isn’t a new concept, but it is one that has received a little updating of late. Gone are the days of plastic, dust covered artificial flowers, or a rather suspect bowl of dried rose petals (which have long since lost any rose like fragrance). Instead we are seeing the resurgence of not only plants in our homes, but also pattern. Now I know you are a lover of pattern, as am I, but how can pattern really connect your interior to nature.
With the recent return of all things floral, there are now so many options out there. Maybe you like the idea of using a gorgeous botanical inspired wallpaper on a feature wall. Or perhaps an oversized and dramatic mural, which can of course be anything from a woodland scene, to a coastal landscape. Both of which will really connect you to nature, with a captivating view you can escape to every day. A feature wall, on the other hand, will still add that wow factor, just with a little less drama.
Using pattern in your home...
Using pattern in your home isn’t only about wallpaper, however. It can be added in a variety of other ways too. Such as beautiful botanical artworks for your walls, or floral inspired soft furnishings (I do love a scatter cushion!). Curtaining is also a fabulous option and can really add that wow factor to your windows. Framing the view out onto your garden just perfectly.
Ultimately, capturing the beauty of nature in your home comes naturally, to a degree. As we are all naturally drawn to elements of nature by instinct. So allowing nature to appeal to your senses, helps you to choose designs, patterns and styles, because you are naturally attracted to them.
Using Pattern in Furniture Art
Finally it wouldn’t be right if I didn’t mention furniture art and the beauty this can also bring to your home. Together with nature inspired pictures and stunning wall murals, furniture art really is a beautiful way to add colour and pattern to your home.
Art on furniture is becoming more and more popular, bringing uniquely patterned pieces into the very heart of interior design. Along with the resurgence of nature inspired designs overall, furniture has stepped forward into the spotlight too. Offering a slightly different option when it comes to achieving that perfect nature inspired home. Ultimately, using furniture to add a different design dimension offers freedom, especially when the designs are bespoke. Meaning your individual style need not end with walls and soft furnishings, as it can be designed into your furniture pieces as well. So if you love the idea of bringing nature inspired art into your home and would love your furniture to reflect your style, just contact me to chat about your vision.
After all, the beauty of nature offers peace, tranquility and a sense of wellbeing. It connects you and your home to nature in a holistic way every day through the spaces you have created. So all that’s left to do now is to sit back, pick up a book and relax, you deserve it.